Thursday, September 29, 2011

Painting with pudding

I can't remember exactly where I saw this idea, but I knew right away it would be perfect for Morgan. She isn't quite ready for regular finger paints because she still likes to put (almost) everything in her mouth, but she loves to color and isn't afraid to get messy.

This is really simple to do...just make some vanilla pudding and separate into different bowls or on different plates. Then add food coloring so the kids have different colors of "paint" to play with.

It's nice to give them time to be creative and they get to have a little snack at the same time. Who doesn't love that? :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Board Game

I came across this in a box the other day.

It is a board game that my friends Lena and Jamey made me for my birthday one year. I can't remember exactly, but I think it was my 19th birthday. What a great idea huh? I think we played it exactly once, BUT it is like a little time capsule showing all of the places we used to hang out and all of the questions were based on people we were friends with at the time. Here are some of the questions:



it's steven...I guess they weren't exactly sure because we always just called him Vinny.






And here is the best one :)


Sorry, Mon..., but that it sounds about right coming from those two.

I bet you guys didn't think I kept it...well I also have a huge box of letters from middle school, high school, on up and they were for "my eyes only". :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Out and About

This past week has been a pretty good week. It seems like we have had a little something to do everyday. Which is nice considering how long we had been stuck inside recently.

This past Saturday we interrupted Kevin while he was working on his car so Morgan could take a little ride in hers.

After that we took some time to  admire the progress Kevin was making on his own car.

On Wednesday, my friend invited me to join her mother's group for breakfast at a close by airport. I know sounds weird huh? But the cafe' had a patio where we could sit and let the kids watch the planes and helicopters take of and land. It was neat for them to be able to see that on a closer level.

On Thursday, we decided to head back to the splash zone, but this time we brought friends with us. We had the whole place to ourselves. It was great!

Here is to hoping that next week will be as nice as this one was :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The splash zone

I took Morgan to the Lake Skinner splash zone today. I have desperately needed a place I can take her where she can run and play and I don't have to worry about her running into the street or falling off of stairs or ladders. This was a great choice!

She had such a good time and even made a couple of new friends. I think we will have to go back next week :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Surf, sand, and make-up

Yesterday Morgan and I headed out to the beach with our friends Emily, Joseph, and baby Aaron. The weather has been much nicer this week and it felt great to get some fresh air.

This cute little car was given to us by my in-laws neighbor. She has a granddaughter a little older than Morgan and has been generous enough to pass along clothes and toys that she has outgrown. Morgan loves it!

It was a quick trip. We didn't stay too long. We ate lunch and let the kids play in the sand. The waves were pretty big, but we let them crash against our legs. Morgan loves that part and gets so upset when it is time to go.

A couple of days earlier, Morgan was watching me put on make-up like she loves to do and I let her put some on. These pictures don't show it because I barely put anything on  her, but she has some light eye shadow, blush and lip gloss on. She was pretty excited about it.